Two classic episodes of The Twilight Zone that consistently get rated in the top ten by fans will be featured in new action figures coming this year. Toymaker Bif Bang Pow! has released new images of the next installment of their 1970s Kenner-inspired retro action figure line.
We first discussed the first wave of figures here at borg.com back in July 2014. Three of the new figures are based on characters seen in the classic “Eye of the Beholder,” including Billy Mumy’s vile little boy Anthony from fan favorite episode “It’s a Good Life.” And his accessory? Erm… his neighbor turned-Jack-in-the-Box. Oh, Anthony. You’re a very bad little boy. Yikes.
Donna Douglas, who passed away last month, and was known primarily for her role as Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, gets her image on an action figure finally. Sort of. She played the patient whose face was unwrapped to reveal her mutant image in a land of alien-faced folks in “Eye of the Beholder.” The line of figures also includes the doctor and nurse from that episode.
Also coming in 2015 is Santa Claus from “The Night of the Meek,” and the Three-Eyed Venusian from “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?”
The action figure we can’t wait to see? Rod Serling himself. He’s not in the cards as far as we know, but who wouldn’t want a figure of Serling watching over your every move throughout the day?
Pre-order any or all of the figures from online toy store Entertainment Earth by clicking on the package cards above. Look for all of these to be released in May 2015.